Photo of Jonathan Garcia

Photography has been important to me for as long as I can remember.

It started with field trips, family vacations and friendships in middle and high school.

I could show my mom scenes from a school trip to Chimney Rock along the Oregon Trail. I could show friends at home images from Mexico, where my family would travel to visit relatives. I could trade school pictures with my closest friends, and we’d write personalized messages on the back.

Eventually, my passion for photography evolved into telling other people’s stories through images. Newborns, children, soon-to-be graduates, couples, newlyweds, expectant parents, and families. It’s an honor to have been entrusted with capturing every special moment.

Life has taken me from the Midwest — Nebraska, Missouri and South Dakota — all the way here to Florida, a place I cannot imagine ever leaving. My wife, son and daughter are my world, and photography is a close second (and they’re OK with me saying that).